CHEVRON has become the international partner of the Perth Festival, starting next year. Chevron has joined Brookfield, Cedar Woods, iiNet, Orthodontics on St Quentin, and engineering company Aurecon in this capacity.
In 2013, the Perth Festival Gardens will be renamed the Chevron Festival Gardens; it will remain in the same location next to the WA Museum, and will run for 23 nights.
“We’ve had a very successful partnership program with Chevron and a number of other new partners so we can expect this year’s festival to be of a larger scale and a broader reach than in the past,” PIAF general manager Julian Donaldson said.
This year’s festival will follow the same format as last year; focusing on theatre, dance, circus, and contemporary and classical music.
Among the featured acts are blues songstress Cat Power and film director David Lynch's muse Chrysta Bell.
The opening ceremony will be orchestrated by the company responsible for the fireworks and drumming at the opening of the London Cultural Olympiad, THe arts festical of the London Games.
The festival will run from February 8 to March 2 next year, while the Lotterywest Festival Films will start on November 26.
The Perth Writer’s Festival is scheduled to run from February 21 to 24 and will feature talks by Man Booker Prize winner Margaret Atwood and journalist Ahdaf Soueif.